for the Civil Parishes of Olveston and Aust
Welcome to the nine Severnside villages and hamlets of Olveston, Tockington, Awkley, Ingst, Old Down, Lower Hazel, Aust, Elberton and Littleton on Severn
- Check out what's on locally (there's lots happening!)
- Find descriptions and contact details for local clubs and societies
- Read our monthly community magazine online
- Discover useful information about local services and organisations in our online Directory
- Find out about hiring local venues
- Browse our Photo Galleries
- ... and lots more
Just use the menu to find out more about our local community...
...and, if you are not a local resident, we hope exploring our website will encourage you to visit!
TRAFFIC AND PARKING IN OLVESTON PARISH - a consultation
If you live in the villages and hamlets of Olveston, Tockington, Old Down, Awkley, Ingst or Lower Hazel (which all make up the civil parish of Olveston), then this is a message for you:
We Need Your Help!
From: The Traffic and Parking sub-group, Olveston Parish Council
In recent years the local community have expressed serious concerns over the safety of all residents, due to the increased volume and speed of traffic through our villages. In addition, other concerns raised include antisocial street-parking, signage, lighting, traffic-calming measures etc.
As a group representing the views of the community, we would value the opinion of local people relating to:
1) possible traffic-calming measures, including the option of 20mph through the villages
2) issues surrounding parking which may be affecting you personally
3) any other traffic/parking-related issues you may be facing
The information gathered will be compiled and presented to the local council for review.
Cath Purchase and Pat Hinton, on behalf of the Traffic and Parking Sub-Group, OPC
A FANTASTIC LEGACY
Many local residents will have got to know, over the last few years, the wonderful local project called A Forgotten Landscape. Largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, staffed by enthusiastic, imaginative and hard-working project workers but - above all - supported by a large band of locally recruited volunteers, this project has celebrated the heritage and the natural environment of the Lower Severn Vale levels. Although the project is finally being wound up in 2019, its legacy lives on!
Firstly, the project website will stay live for another five years.
All this material has also been deposited at Gloucestershire Archives, to be held there permanently.
There are many other interesting aspects to the project website which remain relevant, including ideas for places to visit, details of local birdlife, beautiful soundscapes, and some learning resources for primary schoolchildren. If you have some spare time, it's worth exploring - not least because it may give you ideas for things to do locally!
OLVESTON PLAYGROUP FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
if you have young children or grandchildren, you can go along to this llocal playgroup and have a drink and a chat and meet others with small children... Click the picture for more details:
Perfect for getting active during the summer. Work off that excess weight!
OLVESTON PARISH WALKS - New leaflets have been produced detailing six circular walks in Olveston Parish. Read more here.
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